COVID-19: Georgia death toll at 65; Confirmed cases at 2,198 with 607 hospitalized

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19  is 65 compared to the 64 deaths that were reported at noon today, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The number of confirmed cases is now 2,198, of which. 607 are hospitalized. This is the latest update at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. This format of reporting is now being changed and is being updated as the results come in.

Walton County still no cases registered on the list, but it is safe to assume that is just due to a lag time in getting the statistics upload. Dr. Michelle Plaster with Your Family Health Center said she herself has this week submitted two positive Walton County tests results to the GDPH. Plaster said Your Family Health Center will be opening a Respiratory Symptom Testing and Treatment Clinic at the 1025 Church on E. Spring St. in Monroe on Monday to test for COVID-19 as well as other respiratory illnesses.

The GDPH is also now listing the incidents as well as the deaths of COVID-19 in each county. Fulton, Dekalb, Dougherty, Cobb and Gwinnett lead the state in cases of COVID-19 at 348, 217, 199, 160 and 112 respectively. The most deaths as a result of COVID-19 are in Dogherty County with 13, followed by Fulton at 12, and Cobb at 5. Gwinnett County now has one death reported.


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